Happy Black Friday everyone! With the holiday shopping season kicking off today, we thought we’d get a jump start on our Annual Holiday Gift Guide as well, so that we can provide you guys with some great gift options and help you save a few bucks in the process.

Once again, Daily Dead is going to be posting some of our favorite gift ideas for all the horror, sci-fi and comics lovers out there over the next few weeks and just because we want to do something fun for our readers, at the end of each day’s recap, we’ll be posting a holiday horror-related trivia question and giving away great prize pack featuring items from our fantastic sponsors, including Scream Factory, Anchor Bay Entertainment and Horror Decor.


For any horror fan out there who likes to incorporate their love of zombies, slasher movies and things that go bump in the night into their homes, HorrorDecor.net is absolutely a must-visit site every day of the year. For Black Friday though, Horror Decor is offering their customers some HUGE discounts on various items including their pillow collections, some kitchenware and their scented jar candles on November 28th and 29th.

The savings don’t end there though; be sure to check back at Horror Decor on Cyber Monday as they’ll be kicking off daily deals and specials that day as well. Be sure to order early for guaranteed Christmas delivery- Canadian customers should place their orders no later than November 29th and US customers have until December 4th to get their orders in.

BLACK FRIDAY DEALS: Fright Rags, Mondo and More

With the arrival of Black Friday also comes a ton of different online deals to be had; here’s a quick rundown of several other specialty sites to check out on the biggest shopping day of the year that are offering special deals, sales and one-of-a-kind items this Friday.

Fright Rags


Sideshow Collectibles

Amazon.com is also running daily deals on individual movies, box sets and popular video games so it pays to check in there often as they regularly offer discounts of over 70% on tons of great titles perfect for movie lovers of all genres and video game enthusiasts.


BOOKS: Alien the Archive: The Ultimate Guide to the Classic Movies

Alien is one of the most original, thrilling, and beautiful franchises in cinema history. From Ridley Scott's elegant horror masterpiece and James Cameron's visceral and heart-pounding Aliens, to David Fincher's nihilistic Alien3, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet's twisted Alien Resurrection, these are the films that birthed a monster and a cultural phenomenon. 

Alien: The Archive is a beautiful celebration of these landmark films, delving deep into the process of how all four films were created. From the earliest script ideas to final cut, this book showcases the making of the series in exhaustive and exclusive detail. Featuring storyboards from Ridley Scott, exclusive concept designs from Ron Cobb and Syd Mead, behind-the-scenes imagery of the xenomorphs being created, deleted scenes, unused ideas, costumes, weapons, and much more. 

This must have retrospective also includes brand new interviews with Ridley Scott, Sigourney Weaver, H.R. Giger, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Jenette Goldstein, and those whose vision and originality created a cinema legend. 

This book is for all fans of Alien, art lovers, and cinema and science fiction historians. Alien: The Archive is the final word on the series and showcases the breathtaking creation of a terrifying and beautiful filmic nightmare.

Amazon currently offers up the Hardcover version of Alien the Archive for over 30% off- check out their deal right HERE.

MOVIES: The Vincent Price Collection II (Shout! Factory, Blu-ray)

Seven classic films, starring the ultimate horror film star of all time , on Blu-ray for the first time! Handsome slipcase packaging includes newly-designed illustrated art and a 24-page Collector’s book. Films included are: House on Haunted Hill (1959), The Return of the Fly (1959), The Comedy of Terrors (1963), The Raven (1963), The Last Man on Earth (1964), Tomb of Ligeia (1964), and Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972).

You can find The Vincent Price Collection II on Amazon for a discounted rate HERE.  

APPAREL: Stylin Online’s Freddy and Jason Costume Hoodies

You’ll be seeing a lot from StylinOnline.com over the next few weeks as they have a killer selection of geek and horror-related apparel, collectibles and household items that would make for great gifts for fans of every age. The first items I’m going to be highlighting are probably my two personal favorites, the Jason Costume Hoodie  and the Freddy Costume Hoodie, which allows fans to show-off their allegiances to Camp Crystal Lake and Elm Street while keeping warm.

Considering most horror-themed hoodies seem to only come in black lately, these two designs really caught my eye as they could are probably two of the coolest ones I’ve come across in a long time.

COLLECTIBLES: Funko’s ReAction Horror Classics Figures

Pretty much anything created by Funko is golden these days but their recent line of ReAction Horror Classics Figures has to be some of the coolest collectibles released this year. You can pick them up at a number of online retailers but Amazon seems to offer up the best prices on the whole collection, including The Crow, Michael Myers, Pinhead, Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and Sam from Michael Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat.


There are some badass gift ideas awaiting you over at RebelInkShop.com as they’ve got a wide selection of goodies perfect for guys and gals. For those of you facial hair cultivators out there, Rebel Ink sells a fun horror-fied Jack O Lantern-Themed Mustache Wax . And if you’re on the lookout for gift for that special lady in your life who also loves monster movies, check out this beautiful Frankenstein’s Cameo Necklace.

FOR THE LITTLE GHOULS: Lego Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina Set

Easily one of the most iconic scenes in the entire Star Wars series, now kids can create their own Mos Eisley Cantina. This Lego set includes a droid scanner, the bar location, slide-out floors, opening roof, plus a Landspeeder, Dewback and 8 mini-figures to complete the collection.

Out of all the major online retailers, Amazon offers the best price on the Lego Mos Eisley Cantina Set which you can find HERE.


Each day, I want to spotlight great gift ideas from individual artists that can be found over on Etsy and first up is this great Hellraiser Puzzle Box Key Ring from Rabid Weasel Studio whose shop features a handful of various horror props and goodies. This Puzzle Box Key Ring caught my eye though as I thought it’d make for a great stocking stuffer perfect for Cenobites of all ages this holiday season.


In which holiday-themed horror movie does the film’s killer taunt his victim’s with the word “Naughty” before he murders them viciously?

*Submit your answer to contest@dailydead.com with the subject line "Holiday Horrors Trivia 1"

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    About the Author - Heather Wixson

    Heather A. Wixson was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, until she followed her dreams and moved to Los Angeles in 2009. A 14-year veteran in the world of horror entertainment journalism, Wixson fell in love with genre films at a very early age, and has spent more than a decade as a writer and supporter of preserving the history of horror and science fiction cinema. Throughout her career, Wixson has contributed to several notable websites, including Fangoria, Dread Central, Terror Tube, and FEARnet, and she currently serves as the Managing Editor for Daily Dead, which has been her home since 2013. She's also written for both Fangoria Magazine & ReMind Magazine, and her latest book project, Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume One will be released on October 20, 2021.